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Lagana or Clean Monday Bread

Lagana or Clean Monday Bread

Lagana The most important of all foodie traditions on Clean Monday is the Lagana bread. Bakers make this special flat oval-shaped bread only once per year for Clean Monday. They used to prepare this bread unleavened, thus without the yeast. However, leavened Lagana is nowadays more common. Sesame seeds are the most common topping on Lagana and often fresh or dried…

Carnival in Greece

Preparing for Lent Greek Carnival or ‘Apokries’ is a true family celebration with street parties, parades, and masquerades. Carnival ( from Latin: ‘carne’ and ‘vale’ =  ‘goodbye to meat’) marks the days before the fasting begins. The word Apokries in Greek comes from the words apochi and kreas (abstinence + meat) so, it means avoiding meat.  The Greek…

Winter destinations for families in Greece

Winter destinations for families in Greece

Winter destinations for families in Greece Think of uncluttered ancient sites in cooler weather and pretty towns and traditional villages to discover with your kids. The Greek cities are at their best in winter. The soft sunny weather of Athens and Thessaloniki make them an ideal winter escape. Explore the monuments and sights without the…

Winter in Greece

· The Alkyonides Days ·

Winter in Greece is always pleasant. Especially in Athens and central Greece, the winters are mild and sunny. There are cold and rainy days and sometimes there is snow. What is very special about winter in Greece are the beautiful sunny warm days early in the New Year. Alkyonides Nearly every year in the winter in…

The holiday season in Greece

· New Year Traditions ·

The holiday season in Greece

The holiday season in Greece is full of family traditions. In a previous post, we described what you can expect during your Christmas holidays in Greece with kids. But there is a lot more to look forward to, New Year has its own specific celebrations and customs. Agios Vassilis The holiday seasons in Greece brings Saint…

Christmas Holidays in Greece with kids

· Christmas Traditions ·

Christmas Holidays in Greece with kids

Christmas holidays in Greece with kids are beautiful. Not only because of the magic holiday spirit but also because of very specific Greek Christmas traditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Although I have been living in Greece for many years, Greek Christmas became extra special to me when I had my…

A holiday nanny in Greece

· Kids in Greece ·

A holiday nanny in Greece

Family-friendly Greece Beautiful beaches, crystal clear seas, a great climate and organized resorts. Greece is a top holiday destination for families. Its unique culture in addition to its high standards of services in five-star hotels and family luxury villas make Greece an ideal summer location for a vacation with children.  In Greece, summer is warm…

Poros island holiday with kids

· A Family Travel Guide ·

Poros island holiday with kids

Where is Poros island? Poros is actually made of two islands. They were called Sphería and Kalávria in antiquity.  But during the last explosion of the Méthana volcano on mainland Greece nearby, the morphology of the area changed a lot and brought the islands closer. The two islands are now connected by a bridge over…